Fundo Ecológico Tamborapa
Volunteer activities on an eco coffee farm plantation site. – We know that life in cities is stressful and hard. Every single day we have got to deal with noise, bad mood, traffic, problems and many similar things. This is the main reason we are always trying to disconnect from this reality and take a deep breath as well as recharge energies.
We offer you the chance to escape from this situation while you are helping us with a familiar project we have got in the northern rainforest of Peru.
Updated April 2022
- Food and Accommodation included.
- Minimum time: 3 weeks.
- Spanish level: basic/intermediate
- 5 hours/day, 5 days/week
Our project consists to develop the farm in a sustainable and organic way, improving the quality of coffee through the right processes without using chemical products (herbicides, pesticides) and protecting the environment. We all like the spirit of volunteering and the strength of people who really want to discover how is the coffee process while they protect the environment.
We are in search of volunteers for this new harvesting season 2022
📍 Huaquillo – Tabaconas- San Ignacio – Cajamarca
❗❗Protocols of Covid activated ❗❗
🟢🟠🟡 If you like the farm life’s style and want to know a little bit more about coffee or if you need extra information just send us a message (see contact details below👇👇). If you are planning to travel to Peru or if you are stuck in Peru and you need a place to stay, let us know.
We belong to a long and old coffee producer family. We have got around thirty hectares of land of which we are working five of them with coffee, cacao and other fruits like oranges and bananas.
Our project consists to develop the farm in a sustainable and organic way, improving the quality of coffee through the right processes without using chemical products (herbicides, pesticides) and protecting the environment.
We also try to improve the family’s quality of life.
The team is my family (parents, brothers and cousins) and we all work together to achieve this project.
We all like the spirit of volunteering and the strength of people who really want to discover how is the coffee process is while they protect the environment.
Food and accommodation
Free food and accommodation, offered
Location: how to get here
You have got two ways to get to Tamborapa Pueblo, from Piura or from Jaen
- Piura – Huancabamba: 7 hours and 30 soles ($9); Huancabamba – Tamborapa Pueblo: 3 hours and 25 soles ($7)
- Jaen – Tamborapa: 4 hours and 25 soles ($7)
As soon as you arrive in Tamborapa Pueblo you will contact Victor`s family who lives in the town and they will show you the way to go to Huaquillo (20 min in moto-taxi and 10 soles ($3) or walking 2 hours).
Activities and volunteering opportunities
We need to help with no more than 6 volunteers at the same time. The hours system is 25 – 30 hours/week.
We have separated two big groups of activities to do during the volunteering:
Activities in the camp:
- About the coffee: Harvesting, field cleaning to planting and planting.
- Harvesting different fruits like oranges, sugar cane, and bananas.
- Cow management ( feeding, moving, etc).
- Wood chopping.
- Construction of vegetable garden.
Activities in the house:
- Construction of a cleaning garbage system (including compost).
- Construction of paths from the road to the entry of the house and inside of it.
- Preparation of the ground in the house for the ceramic and other tiles or Wood/rocks.
- Construction of simple house furniture (support for candles, kitchen tools, support of clothes, etc).
- Improve the house by fixing windows, and tools.
- Help with cooking.
- Childcare /teaching/walking to school.
- Cow management (feeding, moving, etc).
- Wood chopping.
- Construction of vegetable garden.
What to bring:
- Gloves to work
- Card games
- Mosquito repellent.
- Sleeping bags
- Own food (if you have a specific alimentary regime)
Where do you sleep:
The conditions of living are very simple and basic (no electricity, no internet, no warm water in the shower) and volunteers share a room in a basic bed with protection from mosquitos.
Possibly Spanish or intermediate Spanish at least.
In your free time, you can do trekking and explore the área like the three waterfalls and improve your Spanish with the family and the locals in Huaquillo.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/huaquillocoffeefarm
E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
This announcement was posted by Huaquillo coffee farm on our FB volunteer group
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5 thoughts on “Volunteer at a eco coffee farm in Cajamarca, Peru 🇵🇪”
Hola, me interesaría hacer voluntariado en una finca de café. Sería posible venir y ayudar solo para una semana? 6.-12. de mayo? Gracias por su respuesta 🙂
Hola Miroslava, mucho gusto! Por favor utiliza el correo electronico para contactar la finca. Puede ser que los ‘host’ no puedan leer el message en los comentarios. Mucha suerte. 🙂
Muchas gracias! 🙂
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Hi Martina, please contact the host using the contacts provided in the contact details section at the end of the announcement! We wish you an amazing volunteer experience. –Please follow local guidelines about physical distancing and staying home during COVID-19. Learn how to travel and host and/or be hosted responsibly. Always follow Local Health Guidelines.We suggest following the guidelines from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – ECDC.If you’re planning to meet up, host, or be hosted, check the local laws and the directives that may be in place during this time. Consider waiting for the COVID-19 emergency situation to be over before traveling again.